Marilynn “Lynn” (Henry) Tandy Ray, 81, a resident of the Franklin United Methodist Community, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016, at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.
She was born in Duluth, Minnesota on March 7, 1934, to Stanley V. and Edna (Ward) Henry, the last of their eight children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and all of her siblings; her daughter-in-law, Kathy Tandy; grandson Charlie Tandy; and great-grandson, Trenton Tandy.
Lynn graduated June 6, 1952, from Denfeld High School in Duluth, Minnesota, where she was in the top 3 percent of her class and where she was editor-and-chief of the school yearbook.
She later moved to Indianapolis where she met and married Louis N. Tandy on July 31, 1955; he preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1972. On Aug. 18, 1979, she married the Rev. James L. Ray, who preceded her in death on March 9, 2010.
She is survived by her children, Christopher L. Tandy of Camby, Lisa Tandy of Greencastle, Tamara L. Rice of Mooresville and Douglas R. Tandy (Janice) of Indianapolis. Also surviving are stepchildren, David L. Ray (Vicki) of Indianapolis, Rachel Ray Cleveland (Scott) of Beltsville, Maryland; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin and a former member of West Newton United Methodist Church.
Above all else, Lynn cherished time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Lynn was an avid reader and enjoyed the challenge of study. She especially enjoyed tutoring as well as several other volunteer activities.
A service of remembrance will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wright Chapel of the Franklin United Methodist Community, 1070 W. Jefferson St., Franklin, with the Revs. Andy Kinsey, Jenothy Rather and David Mark Owens officiating. The family will greet guests from noon Saturday until the service time at the Wright Chapel.
Lynn’s wishes were to have her body donated to the Anatomical Education Program of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Her urn will be placed in the Columbarium at Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams St., Franklin, or to the Franklin United Methodist Community, 1070 W. Jefferson S., Franklin.
Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at swartzmortuary.com.